I remember a day not long ago when I was trying to be an extra fun mom. It was the middle of a rainy season (well, a California version of rainy season), but there were a couple of sunny days in a row. So instead of just grinding away at life like usual, I cancelled all afternoon work and took my kids to the beach.
My girls had a great time…and it was okay for me. The beach experience itself was pleasant enough, but by the end of the day, I was able to clearly see that being a “fun mom” isn’t everything. Because while we had some sweet moments, I became not-so-sweet by the end of the day. I forget what my deal was, but it came down to the fact that I was trying to squeeze in too much. Essentially there was a trade-off — I traded being a godly mom for being a fun mom, and that just wasn’t worth it.
If you’d like to read more about my lesson in fun-momming, you can read it over at TheBetterMom.